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Monday 16th of March 2015, marked the conclusion of a one week Insurance Awareness Campaign to celebrate Bahrain Insurance Day 2015. The Insurance Week was inaugurated at Bahrain City Center last Wednesday and was held under the sponsorship of the CBB (Central Bank of Bahrain).

The annual Insurance Week Campaign promoted awareness and education of the public on the various insurance products and their role in protecting individuals. This campaign involved a large scale exhibition, which included various activities and programs which provided an eye catching display to mall customers, especially the interactive role played by Amna, the campaign mascot.

To conclude the Insurance Week, BIA (Bahrain Insurance Agency) held an annual gala dinner on Insurance Day. The dinner took place at Thuraya Hall, at the ART Rotana Hotel in Amwaj Islands. VIPs and leaders of the insurance industry in the Kingdom were among the many guests to attend the event.

The Gala commenced with a welcome speech from the Executive Director of Financial Institutions Supervision of CBB Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Baker, Where he thank all those responsible for making this campaign a success, emphasizing on the important of this annual event. Then the outgoing Chairman of BIA, Mr. Younis Jamal Al-Sayed, underscored the importance of BIA to continue celebrating the annual insurance day. Mr. Al Sayed, noted the importance of awareness campaigns in the education of the citizens and residents of the Kingdom, with a particular focus on the different insurance types such as life insurance and health insurance.

The dinner also boasted a variety of activities such as a selection of video clips which displayed the different activities that took place during the campaign. In addition a special show which presented the first book of its kind, entitled “The History of the Insurance Industry in Bahrain” by the author Ali Rabeah. This book has been the fruit of 3 years of hard work, especially by the author and Mr. Al Sayed, and the BIA is proud to document the development of the insurance sector since its inception by launching this book.

The Governor of the CBB Mr. Rasheed Al Miraaj and the current Chairman of the BIA, Mr. Yahya Nooruddin, recognized a number of pioneers who have contributed to the insurance industry. Those who added value to the insurance sector were Lutfi Al Zain, Sameer Al Wazzan, and Hussain Al Ajmi.

At the closing ceremony BIA acknowledged and thanked all those who participated in the campaign and supported the success of the 2015 Insurance Awareness Week. A special thanks was given to a variety of sponsoring insurance companies, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Al Kindi Hospital, and Repsfit Studio on their active role for this year.

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